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With help from Guam, a guide to creating delicious plant-based meals

  Ten years ago, Guam-born siblings Aubry and Kale Walch had no idea they'd soon launch a novel business venture. Especially not one that would gain a zealous fan following, garner national attention, and be...

Experience the flavors of Japanese Buddhist cuisine with Zen Vegan Food

Plant-based foods are bigger than ever. Once the province of niche restaurants and health food stores, meat and dairy alternatives have ballooned into a $5 billion industry. While it's natural to think of plant-based...

Artist Shinichi Fukui teaches the methods of Japanese-style illustration

For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by art. My bookshelves are brimming with artist biographies, exhibit catalogs and technique manuals. But regardless of my collection's swelling proportions, I'm always on...

Hiroshige’s woodblock prints capture the scenic beauty of Edo Japan

Travel and vacation pictures have long gone hand in hand. For many people, no trip is complete without amassing an album full of photographs to share with friends and family back home. But in...

A refreshingly subversive reimagining of traditional Japanese folk tales

A ghostly lover whose skeleton is reeled in on a fishing trip, the restless spirit of a murdered woman at the bottom of a well, foxes who can assume human form and live among...

Renowned cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki illustrates the weird and wonderful world of Japanese folklore

Strange disappearances in the night. Miraculous changes of fortune. Chilling encounters with giant mountain dwellers. According to folklore, Tono, Japan is a place where almost anything can happen. Reputedly home to all manner of...

“Japan Supernatural”: Revealing three centuries of ghosts, goblins and monsters

Last year at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia organized a unique exhibition chronicling the evolution of supernatural imagery in Japanese art. The result of cooperation between galleries around the...

A posthumous collection of previously unpublished images from one of Japan’s master photographers

At the beginning of 2019, Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi, director of independent publisher Chose Commune, wrote an email to photographer Issei Suda in the hopes of collaborating on a photo book of his work. A life-long...

Photographer Michael Kenna observes the Buddha’s many faces

The Buddha once said, “Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.” Seattle-based British photographer Michael Kenna knows what it means to forge his own path. As a child...

Hsiao-Ching Chou’s latest cookbook invites readers to savor the world of Chinese vegetarian cuisine

Three years ago, Seattle-based cooking instructor Hsiao-Ching Chou released her debut cookbook, Chinese Soul Food. Dubbed “the definitive primer on Chinese home cooking” by Seattle Magazine, the popular guide enabled household chefs to create...